Kentucky Band Trolls Louisville Over Recruiting Scandal During Halftime Show

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Rivalry week is the best. During halftime of today’s Kentucky-Louisville game, the Kentucky band hilariously trolled Louisvile over their recruiting scandal which saw basketball coach Rick Pitino get fired a few months ago.

The dollar sign the Kentucky band formed on the field is clearly a shot at Louisville and coach Pitino who was implicated in a bribery scandal two months ago.

Via Fox News

Ten men, including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches, were charged by the FBI on Sept. 26 with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence incoming athletes.

Pitino, 65, is not specifically named in court complaints in the federal probe but Postel said in a disciplinary letter that the allegations violated the coach’s contract.

Louisville is accused of paying a prospective player $100,000 to sign with the basketball team, ESPN reported. The player in question is believed to be freshman Brian Bowen.

Pitino passed a polygraph test given by a former FBI agent, in which he was asked about Bowen and the allegations, Bleacher Report said.

The official decision to fire Pitino was made during a board meeting for the Louisville Athletic Association on Monday afternoon but the process began on Oct. 2 after the association authorized Postel to begin the process of dismissing the head coach for cause.

There’s no love lost between the interstate rivals, just a few hours ago both teams were involved in on-field fight after Louisville QB Lamar Jackson shoved Kenutcky defender Jordan Jones after a play.

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